Two of our Law students will soon attend an International Moot Court competition at the Oxford University, UK.
The two participated in the highly competitive Price Media Moot Court preliminary rounds competition in South Africa at the University of Johannesburg and qualified.
Wangui Njoroge and Grace Nempiris Masi participated in the competition on February 8th and 9th. They were rated as one of the best among five African teams. They represented our Faculty of Law.
Wangui and Masi with Judges after receiving their certificate.
The two students said that the competition presented a fantastic learning experience which gave them a chance to draw inspiration from diverse social and legal spheres. ‘The competition has also enhanced our advocacy and research skills’ they added.
The competition took place alongside several conferences that touched on Media Law, Freedom of Expression among others.
Ms Freda Kabatsi the Moot Court Coordinator in the Faculty congratulated the two on their achievement.
The Price Media Moot Court Competition is held annually and has earned a great reputation at national and international echelons, as it is one of the most revered international moot court competitions with a special focus on media Law and the right to Freedom of Expression.
The 1st Price Media Moot Court Competition was held in 2008 at the University of Oxford in England. Over the years it has become well-recognized internationally and teams have to battle it out in the intense regional rounds to qualify to participate in the international rounds at Oxford University.
The competition has comprised of seven regional rounds (South Asia, Asia-Pacific, South East Europe, North East Europe, Middle East and Americas). The Price Media Moot Court (African Rounds) competition that was held in Johannesburg brought together 65 students and 13 teams from 10 African countries.